His Royal Highness visited Buckinghamshire UTC as part of his
continued focus on University Technical Colleges and bringing
together employers, educators, and young people, to promote,
support and recognise the importance of the development of the
various pathways to employment.
The Duke of York met with local dignitaries, business leaders
and partners, as well as students who will be starting their
education with Bucks UTC in September, 2013.
Beverley Flanagan, Principal of Bucks UTC said: 'We know
The Duke of York is keen to lend his support and encouragement to
young people and their routes to employment. I was delighted
to update His Royal Highness on the progress of our exciting new
campus and the excellent relationships and 'live' work projects
formed with our employer partners.'
Since The Duke of York's last visit, the UTC's £10m state of the
art campus is 'out of the ground' and under construction next to
Aylesbury College. 21 employers are on board who will provide
'hands-on' projects for the students. Course curriculums have
been designed in partnership with Taylor Wimpey, Cisco, Esri UK and
McAfee, bringing their industry expertise together to give students
valuable work-related experience.
Pauline Odulinski, Principal of Aylesbury College
commented: 'The opening of the UTC next to our Aylesbury
College another step in creating an Integrated Learning
Campus. We can now offer customers from the nursery to
retirement a whole range of courses supported by local employers as
well as a route to Higher Education through our links with Bucks